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Keates: a tough tie

14 August 2018

Club News

Keates: a tough tie

14 August 2018

Dean Keates believes tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Tranmere Rovers will be a tough one, but is hoping his side can play on the front foot throughout.

Keates’ men have made a promising start in the league, with one win and one draw.

And the boss is hoping he can guide the Saddlers into the second round of the Carabao Cup for the first time in three years.

Speaking ahead of the game, Keates said: “It’s a massive opportunity for us to improve but we won’t be looking ahead to the next round. It is going to be a very difficult game for us to go into.

“I played against them a few times last season and they will be bang at it on the night.

“They were out of the Football League for a couple of years and they will also want the chance to possibly get a Premier League side down at Prenton Park.

“We won’t say too much about last season, they have played a few games this season.

“We have had them watched, they will have had us watched as well.

“It is about us going out there and giving a good account of ourselves, being brave, playing on the front foot and trying to dominate the game.

“I have no doubts that it will be a tough game for us.”

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